Breaking News: The Supreme Court Of Arizona Has Allowed GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Kari Lake’s Election Lawsuit To Get Expedited

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On Friday, the Supreme Court of Arizona agreed to expedite 2022 Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s lawsuit, in which she claimed that she lost because of election improprieties.

In February, the gubernatorial candidate filed a “Motion To Expedite” the lawsuit, claiming that “expeditious action to resolve these issues is needed to safeguard Arizona voters’ right to free and equal elections.”

Lake argued that the Arizona Court of appeals and the Maricopa County Superior Court ignored the proof as the filing stated:

“ignored this Court’s precedents for reviewing election contests and ratified Maricopa officials’ decision to ignore Arizona’s ballot chain-of-custody (“COC”) and logic and accuracy testing (“L&A testing”) requirements set forth in Arizona’s Election Procedures Manual (“EPM”), and A.R.S. §§16-621(E), 16-449, 16-452(C).”

The filing added:

“The court of appeals’ Opinion denying petitioner Kari Lake’s appeal ruled that Arizona election laws don’t matter.”

The Arizona Supreme Court gave out the decision on Thursday and set March 21st as the date for the consideration of Lake’s new petition.

The state’s highest court has also ordered the defendants to respond by March 13th.

In February, the court of appeals issued the ruling that voters did not face any trouble while casting their ballots and the ballots were counted correctly during November’s midterms in Arizona.

The appeals court ruling stated:

“Lake argues that the superior court erred by dismissing her claims asserting equal protection and due process violations. Her arguments fail, however, because these claims were expressly premised on an allegation of official misconduct in the form of interference with on-site tabulators — the same alleged misconduct as in Lake’s printer/tabulator claim.”

The ruling added:

“Because these claims were duplicative of a claim that Lake unsuccessfully pursued at trial, the superior court did not err by dismissing them. For the foregoing reasons, we affirm the superior court’s ruling confirming Hobbs’s election as governor. We deny Hobbs’s request for an award of attorney’s fees on appeal because she offered no substantive basis for the award.”

It continued:

“Evidence ultimately supports the conclusion that voters were able to cast their ballots, that votes were counted correctly, and that no other basis justifies the election results.”

Lake responded to the ruling with a tweet, stating:

“BREAKING: I told you we would take this case all the way to the Arizona Supreme Court, and that’s exactly what we are going to do. Buckle up, America!”

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